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JOB MARKET

 

New Development in Imfolozi KZN

General information:
First Private Concession adjoining the Wilderness area of Hluhluwe iMfolozi area.
Two exclusive Lodges by Mantis operating on some 4000 ha of Land that has been granted Privatisation by Local Zulu Chiefs ( no land claims will happen)
One Lodge will have 32 beds, the other Lodge will have 22 beds
Both Lodges on the banks of the White Imfolozi river, looking across into the Wilderness area
Exclusive use within the Concession – only Lodge vehicles allowed
Full walking rights in the Wilderness area – 30 000 ha
Full driving rights into Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park – 95 000 ha. Of which we will utilize the whole area very seldom – too large an area.
Lodges are due to open in June and September 2018. ( Pre opening Team will be needed)


Positions available:
Full Spectrum of Senior Positions from 

  • Lodge Managers & Assistant Lodge Managers,
  • Executive Chefs & Head Chefs
  • F&B Managers 
  • HR 
  • Accounts & accounts assistants
  • Maintenance Managers & assistants
  • Housekeeping Managers
  • Guide Manager & Senior Guides ( min FGASA Specialist Field Guide (Level 3), Full Trails, ARH, PDP, First Aid certificate, NDT registered for KZN, min 5-8 years Guiding in Big 5 area)

Previous experience in 5* Lodge and Hospitality environment essential 
Part of Previous employed Opening Team an advantage
Accommodation will be new like the Lodges, Company benefits package is available i.e. Provident Fund & Medical aid, Annual Bonus at discretion, Competitive Salaries will be offered.

Please send all CV’S applications through to geran.ellish@mantiscollection.com

Drifters (a Division of Tourvest) is currently recruiting guides for 2018

Job Description
Drifters conducts adventure tours and overland safaris throughout Southern and East Africa, focusing primarily on the unique wilderness and wildlife areas that Africa has to offer. We are currently in a recruiting phase and are looking for competent, responsible, and adventurous individuals to guide these tours on a full-time basis. 

Overland guiding is a unique field that offers guides the opportunity to travel, and to visit the pristine conservation areas of Africa, while building a repertoire of diverse guiding experience and life skills.

Overland guides need to be able to drive a range of safari vehicles, guide in wilderness areas including game walks and game drives, cater meals including cooking on open fires, manage money and expenses, among other skills. 

It goes without saying that this job requires extensive travel, and is only suitable for people who can afford to spend large amounts of time on the road.

While on tour, a guide is effectively his or her own boss. Competent, self-sufficient, confident and motivated individuals are required, who can function without supervision and take responsibility for all aspects of running a tour successfully. Passion is essential.

People skills are the most important qualities required. Guides spend a great deal of time with their guests, helping them to discover Africa while having a great adventure. Guests' safety and enjoyment is a guide's primary job. The ability to deal with people in a professional and friendly manner is absolutely key to being a successful tour guide.

Requirements
Minimum C1 licence with PrDP is essential (EC1 preferred)

Minimum FGASA FIELD GUIDE NQF2 (Level 1) (higher preferred)

NDT registration essential

Cooking skills essential

Experience in guiding preferred

Only qualified candidates will be considered

Only applications sent via email to the above address will be considered. If you have received no response from Drifters within 3 weeks, you may consider you application unsuccessful. Do not send follow-up emails, or call to check if your email has been received. Doing so will automatically disqualify your application.

Refer to our website for further information: www.drifters.com

Suitable candidates are invited to forward their CV to careers@drifters.co.za.

Field Guide Position Available Vaalwater, Waterberg

This privately owned exclusive Big4 reserve in the Waterberg is 40km from Vaalwater and is offering the most amazing natural beauty to local and international guests. The field guide is responsible for conducting guided safari experiences and ensuring that they are unique, personalised, professional and enjoyable, with an emphasis on nature conservation. All Field guides are expected to be involved in an on-going process of self –improvement and knowledge enhancement.

We are looking for a very dedicated and passionate Guide to join our small team. 

To be considered you must have the follow:

  • A minimum of 2 years work experience as a field guide in a 5* lodge environment 
  • A FGASA level 1 (level 2 preferred) qualification or higher with theory and practical completed
  • Registered with DEAT and THETA in terms of improving his/her qualifications
  • Full Trails guide certificate (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Waterberg preferred
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Valid Advance Rifle Handling certificate (preferred) 
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about fauna and flora
  • Organized – with attention to detail and time

Remuneration indication: Very competitive with consideration to low gratuity income due to our new and growing market (dependent on experience, skills and qualification). The package will also include: 

  • Accommodation
  • Medical aid
  • Pension fund
  • Uniform
  • Bonus’s will be at the discretion of management and tips are in addition to your monthly salary.

Please only apply if you fit the above description and requirements, send through your CV, photo and 2 written references to be considered to lodgecvs2017@gmail.com.

RETURNAfrica is looking for an experienced Head Guide

RETURNAfrica is looking for an experienced Head Guide to lead and inspire our guiding team in the Pafuri
region of the Kruger National Park.

RETURNAfrica manages a luxury tented lodge, a bush house, a private camp and two walking trails in the
Makuleke Contract park in the far north of Kruger. Our 265km2 concession is renowned for its
extraordinary biodiversity and scenic beauty.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be passionate;
  • be mature experienced and responsible;
  • have strong leadership and problem-solving qualities;
  • have excellent communication and guest relation skills;
  • have the ability to lead, inspire and build pride in our guiding team;
  • enjoy sharing knowledge, supporting research and mentoring young guides; and
  • have an interest in product development including cycling trails.

Minimum requirements:

  • Lead Trails Guide qualification
  • 5 years+ guiding experience
  • Head Guide experience
  • SA citizen or a valid working permit
  • Valid PDP, First Aid and ARH certificates

Start date – 1 January 2018

Salary – negotiable
If you are interested, please send CV to sandra@returnafrica.com

Lodge in the Limpopo Province seeking a Female guide

Game Ranger – Frist Time Job Seeker – Practical On the Job Training.

The conditions are as following: 
Accommodation and Food will be provided
Uniform and All Lodge Extras paid for by the Reserve
Live in 6 Weeks and 2 Weeks Off
Salary R5000 – First Time Job – On the Job Practical Training

Requirements

Matric
FGASA Field Guide NQF2 (Level 1)
NDT registered
First Aid  - Level 1
PDP Driver’s License

Please send your CV and copies of any relevant qualifications to Donavan Pelser Donavan@flashrecruitment.co.za

Nature Reserve Assistant Position

A 6500ha private game reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo) is looking for a nature reserve assistant to join a team of experienced and knowledgeable people. 

What are we looking for?

  • Young 25-30-year-old male or female
  • At least 2 years’ experience in living on a remote reserve with wild animals 
  • Dedicated
  • Passionate
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hands-on
  • A person of sober habits
  • Assist in all aspects associated with the running of a reserve
  • Willing and able to assist management in conjunction with a very knowledgeable and experienced team of field staff on the reserve.
  • Single people ONLY (reserve accommodation ONLY for a single person)
  • Own transport
  • NO pets ALLOWED
  • Unendorsed Code 8 Driver’s license and Public Driver Permit (PDP)
  • English (Spoken and written)
  • NO FIREARMS ALLOWED ON THE RESERVE!
  • A FGASA or a tertiary qualification are an advantage but most important is that the person should be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment thus a mechanical and practical aptitude is consequently a prerequisite.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) assisting with:

  • Basic infrastructure maintenance
  • Water systems
  • Office/admin duties (proficient in MS word, MS excel and MS outlook essential)
  • Primary focus on bush work in conjunction with the Reserve Manager, Managing Director and an experienced and knowledgeable field staff.


The position offers the successful applicant to gain hands-on experience with the practical side of conservation.

Salary is between R7200-00 and R8000-00 per month depending on experience.
An initial probationary period of three (3) months will apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in Limpopo.

Please send your Cover Letter, CV and copies of any relevant qualifications to mokoloriverpnr@xpress.co.za

KARONGWE PORTFOLIO IS BASED IN HOEDSPRUIT - LIMPOPO

We are looking for a guide –  FGASA Level 1 at least, must have experience, age about late 20’s or early 30’s.
Salary R4000-R6000 – Negotiable.

Please email CV to odette.b@iafrica.com

SAFARILIVE GUIDING OPPORTUNITY

WildEarth are looking for field guides to host our (filmed) Live safari broadcasts for clients such as National Geographic channel in 2017. We are based in the SabiSand and the Masai Mara GR's and are open to CV's with the following minimum qualifications please: at least 2 years field guiding at a respectable lodge, FGASA Level 2 (theory), a valid first aid certificate and a PrDP. Your CV can be sent to stefan@wildearth.tv.

Feel free to view any of our live safari's or follow us on a social media platform of your choice, all you need to do is search for 'safariLive'. Preference will be given to Trails Guides who are keen on careers hosting wildlife shows in front of a video camera to a large audience and who have an interest in photo/videography.

Salary:  approx. R30 000 per month, depending on qualifications and experience.

FIELD GUIDE VAALWATER, WATERBERG

Private Big5 game reserve with luxury lodge consisting of 14 rooms. This privately owned exclusive reserve in the Waterberg is 40km from Vaalwater and is unique offering the most amazing natural beauty to a combination of local and international guests. The field guide are responsible for conducting guided safari experiences and ensuring that they are unique, personalised, professional and enjoyable. Field guide are expected to be involved in an on-going process of self –improvement and knowledge enhancement.

We are looking for a very dedicated and passionate Guide to join our small team.

 

To be considered you must have the follow:

  • A minimum of 2 years work experience as a field guide in a 5* lodge environment
  • A FGASA Field Guide NQF2 level 1 (Advanced Field Guide NQF4 (level 2) preferred) qualification or higher with theory and practical completed (CATHSSETA certification)
  • Registered with NDT
  • Full Trails guide certificate (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Waterberg preferred
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Valid Advance Rifle Handling certificate (preferred)
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about fauna and flora
  • Co-operative – and keen to work with the balance of the team in the interests of the lodge and the guests
  • Organized – with attention to detail and time
Remuneration indication: R8,000 – R15,000 per month (dependent on experience, skills and qualifications) that includes contributions to medical aid and pension fund. The package will also include:

  • Accommodation
  • Uniform
  • Bonus’s will be at the discretion of management and tips are in addition to your monthly salary.
Please only apply if you fit the above description and requirements, send through your CV, photo and 2 written references to be considered to lodgecvs2017@gmail.com

BIG 5 MONITORING AND CONSERVATION PROJECT IN LIMPOPO

One field guide conservation orientated/monitor with FGASA Field Guide NQF2 (Level 1), PDP and preferable Back Up Trails.

At least one year experience.

We are looking for a person who is committed, motivated, passionate about conservation and sustainable living.

Good use of pc requested.

Food and accommodation provided. Salary based on experience.

If you are interested and have the above requirements, please send your CV at suschir85@hotmail.com

FIELD GUIDE FOR LUXURY TENTED CAMP IN BIG 5 RESERVE

Field Guide needed for Luxury Tented Camp in Big 5 Game Reserve near Pretoria. We deal with both international and local guests. Uniform, accommodation and meals are provided as part of the package. Duties will include

  •  Transferring, welcoming and meeting of guests on arrival
  • Assist with check in procedures and porterage duties
  • Providing guided game drives, game walks, and tours of our predator sanctuary
  • Ensure that all vehicles and field equipment are kept in excellent working order
  • Responsible for all preparation for own game drive
  • Hosting guests in the evenings after game drive (includes dining with guests)
  • Assisting with routine and preventative maintenance in and around the lodge as needed
  • When the camp is not busy you will be expected to assist with our volunteer program and its related duties
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with company procedures; Assist with ongoing projects and related administration.
Skills/Requirements:

The following minimum requirements are needed for the candidates:

  • Experience guiding in Big 5 areas
  • FGASA Field Guide NQF2 (Level 1) CATHSSETA certified
  • Code 10 or 8 (code 10 preferred) and PDP essential
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • NDT registered
  • Contactable references
  • A head and shoulder (ID type) photo needed
  • Should be presentable with strong command of the English language
  • Self-motivated and show initiative
Salary: R4000 - R8000 depending on experience. Package also includes full board and lodging.

Send CV with head and shoulders picture to:  manager.krws@gmail.com

GAME RESERVE IN CLANWILLIAM

The candidate must have fynbos experience and be NDT registered in the Western Cape.

Rock Art experience and knowledge will be advantageous.

Candidates will be responsible for an evening Nature drive, morning Rock Art Drive and facilitating a range of activities for guests such as archery, canoeing, picnics, hosting extraordinary dining, fishing, hiking and astronomy.

Candidates must have the following: NDT Registration WC, First Aid Level 1, FGASA Field Guide NQF2 (Level 1) or similar, PDP Licence

The salary offered is negotiable and will start at R6000.00 depending on experience.

The packages for the above position includes the following:

Free on site self-catering and my client will endeavour to give the Sous Chef his/her own private accommodation.

Free wi – fi

Laundry service twice a week

Free uniform

7.5% provident fund

50% Discovery medical aid

bianca@ppra.co.za

De Hoop Collection/De Hoop Nature Reserve

Job description: 
A private Eco-tourism company based in a well-known nature reserve in the Overberg area is looking to recruit an advanced Field Guide/Marine Guide. The applicant will be required to host and guide guests with enthusiasm on nature based activities offered by the company.

Skills required: 
Applicants should have at least a FGASA advanced level (NQF 4) or Marine Guide (NQF 2) certificate with a keen interest in the Fynbos Biome, Birdlife and the Coastal environment. A skipper’s licence will be an advantage. At least two - three years’ work experience in a similar position. We are looking to employ a dedicated and reliable individual.

Please apply by emailing your CV and contactable references.

Contact:

Justin Boshoff

justin@dehoopcollection.co.za

ANTI-POACHING TEAM OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Greater Limpopo Carnivore Program (GLCP), established in 2011, is a research and conservation program aimed at improving the conservation of lions, cheetah, wild dog, leopard and spotted hyena across the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area of southern Africa with a particular focus on the Mozambican lands.
The GLCP has recently initiated the Limpopo Carnivore Protection Unit, an anti-poaching program which focuses on the targeted removal of snares and poison to reduce the most detrimental threats to wild lions and other carnivores in the region.

The Greater Limpopo Carnivore Program is seeking applications to fill the position of anti-poaching team operations manager. The position will be based in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique and function on a yearly contractual basis. This successful candidate will work closely with and report to the program manager and work closely with the team’s rangers and the National Park protection services.

Key responsibilities:
Deploy and collect rangers on patrols
Collect and report information on poaching activities
Drive and maintain anti-poaching vehicle
Conduct supply runs
Collect ecological and poaching data
Maintain a small base camp

Key qualifications:
Highly motivated individual
Strong conservation focus
Experience living and working in remote wilderness
Education and/or experience in either ecology, wildlife management, conservation, guiding or anti-poaching
Drivers licence and clean police check
Basic mechanical knowledge, navigational abilities, first aid, computer skills and survival skills
Organized and adept at improvising and finding solutions.

The position is being offered as a private contract between September 1st to December 31 2017, with option to renew for the following 12 months and yearly afterwards. The candidate will work 3 weeks on 1 week off. Pay is R 6000/month, and includes accommodation. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.
Interested candidates can apply with a CV and short cover letter via email to kteveratt@gmail.com

GUIDING OPPORTUNITY IN THE ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL (EASTERN CAPE)

Leading 5* Lodge situated on a private concession within Addo NP is looking for a passionate and hardworking, qualified FGASA guide to join the team.
Requirements:
FGASA Field Guide NQF 2 (Level 1)
Rifle Competency certificate (SAPS - white card) 
Valid First aid certificate (min Level 1)
PDP license
CATHSSETA
DEAT/NDT registered,
1-2 years’ experience
Fluent in English
Back-up/Full trails, ARH & any conservation qualifications an advantage.
Position includes accommodation, uniform and meals on duty.

Should you meet the above requirements and wish to apply, please send your CV to gmgorah@hunterhotels.com

SEVERAL POSITIONS IN HOEDSPRUIT AREA RANGING FROM HEAD GUIDES TO JUNIOR GUIDES AND EXPERIENCED FIELD GUIDES

Luxury 5* game lodge situated within Big 5 Reserve, in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, seeks suitably qualified and experienced Field Guides to join our team.

Duties include:
·             Day/Night guided game drives
·             Assist with safari related activities
·             Hosting of guests
·             Routine & Preventative vehicle maintenance

Requirements for this position:

·             Min two years experience as field guide in a big five area
·             Min FGASA NQF2
·             POSLEC/ SASSETA
·             Backup Trails
·             First Aid Level 1
·             DEAT/NDT registered
·             Code 08 licence with valid PDP
·             Must be well spoken and presentable
·             Be mature & professional with sober habits

Leave cycle: 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off

Salary: R 6 500.00 per month CTC - Negotiable depending on experience

Meals, uniform, accommodation included

Please send summarised CV, copy of your ID and necessary qualifications with your application.

Contact:
Lindi Morgan
Cell: +27  83 604 3134
Email: otto@workinstallation.co.za | Email: stephnievw@mweb.co.za

If you have not received a response within 14 days, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

SAFARILIVE GUIDING OPPORTUNITY

SAFARILIVE GUIDING OPPORTUNITY

WildEarth are looking for a presenter/field guide to host our (filmed) Live Safari broadcasts for clients such as National Geographic channel in 2017. We are based in the SabiSands and are open to CV's with the following minimum qualifications please: at least 2 years field guiding at a respectable lodge, FGASA Level 2 (theory), a valid first aid certificate and a PrDP.

Your CV can be sent to stefan@wildearth.tv. You are also welcome to call 082 326 6292 for more information about the opportunity.

Feel free to view any of our live safari's at www.wildsafarilive.com daily between 05h30 - 08h30 and 16h00 - 19h00.

Preference will be given to Trails Guides who are keen on potential careers hosting wildlife shows in front of a video camera to an audience and, who have an interest in photo/videography.

Salary:  approx. R30 000 per month, depending on qualifications and experience.

MARKETING ASSISTANT: PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME

MARKETING ASSISTANT: PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME

The Safari Index is looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about travel and Africa to join our small Johannesburg-based team. The role will involve marketing (including social media), blogging, creative design (Adobe), reservations management, website content management, office administration and ad hoc project work. Experience in the game lodge industry is ideal - either as a guide, in lodge management, reservations or as a travel agent. Salary dependent on experience.

Please email cv to jake@safari-index.com

KUZUKO ARE SEEKING AN ENTRY LEVEL FIELD GUIDE

KUZUKO ARE SEEKING AN ENTRY LEVEL FIELD GUIDE
Requirements:


FGASA Level 1

Valid PDP

Valid First Aid

DEAT Registration

This is a live in position. The salary will be discussed during interview.

Please send all cv’s through to kuzukohfg@legacyhotels.co.za